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Oleksandr Usyk second best all-time WBC cruiserweight, #1 no surprise

World Boxing News 14/06/2019
Oleksandr Usyk WBC

The World Boxing Council have revealed their customary statistics ahead of a cruiserweight title fight. The top ten shows Oleksandr Usyk now at number two on the all-time list.

Usyk unified the division completely in 2018 and has now moved up in weight to the heavyweight ranks.

Another man who did similarly is currently at the top. It’s no surprise that Evander Holyfield takes the top spot.

Holyfield is a living legend, who fought the best around after turning pro on the back of a medal at the 1984 Olympics.

Below are the full stats as Mairis Briedis v Krzysztof Glowacki approaches.

WBC STATISTICS

Vacant WBC Cruiserweight World Championship
June 15, 2019 / Arena Riga / Riga, Latvia

This will the be the 2,053rd championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 56-year history.

SAUERLAND EVENT PRESENTS:

MAIRIS BRIEDIS (Latvia)
WBC Diamond Cruiserweight Champion / Former WBC Cruiserweight World Champion
Age: 34 / Date of birth: January 13, 1985
Residence, birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Record: 25-1, 18 KOs / Total rounds: 137 / World championship fights: 2-1, 0 KOs
Height: 6’1” – 185cm / Reach: 80” – 203cm – Stance: Right-handed

KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKI (Poland)
WBO Cruiserweight World Champion
Age: 32 / Date of birth: July 31, 1986
Residence, birthplace: Walcz, Poland
Record: 31-1, 19 KOs / Total rounds: 190 / World championship fights: 2-1, 1 KO
Height: 6’0″ – 183cm / Reach: 75″ – 191cm / Stance: Left-handed

WBC CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Marvin Camel (US) 1980
2. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) 1980 – 1982
3. S.T. Gordon (US) 1982 – 1983
4. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1983 – 1985
5. Alfonzo Ratliff (US) 1985
6. Bernard Benton (US) 1985 – 1986
7. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1986 – 1988
8. Evander Holyfield (US) 1988
9. Carlos de Leon (P. Rico) * 1989 – 1990
10. Massimiliano Duran (Italy) 1990 – 1991
11. Anaclet Wamba (France) 1991 – 1995
12. Marcelo Dominguez (Arg) 1995 – 1998
13. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba) 1998 – 2002
14. Wayne Braithwaite (Guyana) 2002 – 2005
15. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France) 2007
16. O’Neil Bell (US) 2006 – 2007
17. Jean Marc Mormeck (France)* 2007
18. David Haye (UK) 2007 – 2008
19. Giacobbe Fragomeni (Italy) 2008 – 2009
20. Zsolt Erdei (Hungary) 2008 – 2010
21. Krzystof Wlodarczyk (Poland) 2010 – 2014
22. Grigory Drozd (Russia) 2014 – 2015
23. Tony Bellew (UK) 2016 – 2017
24. Mairis Briedis (Latvia) 2017 – 2018
25. Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) 2018 – 2019
* Regained


WBC TOP 10 CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Evander Holyfield (US)
2. Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)
3. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba-Germany)
4. David Haye (GB)
5. Tony Bellew (GB)
6. Mairis Briedis (Latvia)
7. Zsolt Erdei (Hungary)
8. Krzystof Wlodarczyk (Poland)
9. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France)
10. Anaclet Wamba (France)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY

75 cruiserweight world championship bouts have been held in the history of the WBC.
21 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only two have regained the title: Carlos de Leon (Puerto Rico) three times, Jean-Marc Mormeck (France) one time.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS

Nov. 10, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk TKO8 Tony Bellew – Manchester, England
July 21, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk W12 Murat Gassiev – Moscow, Russia
Jan. 27, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk W12 Mairis Briedis – Riga, Latvia
Apr. 1, 2017 Mairis Briedis W12 Marco Huck – Westfalenhalle, Germany
May 29, 2016 Tony Bellew TKO3 Ilunga Makabu – Liverpool, England
Sep. 27, 2014 Grigory Drozd W12 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk – Moscow, Russia
May 15, 2010 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk TKO8 Giacobbe Fragomeni – Lodz, Poland
Oct. 24, 2008 Giacobbe Fragomeni TW8 Rudolf Kraj – Milan, Italy
Mar. 8, 2008 David Haye TKO2 Enzo Maccarinelli – London, England
Jan. 7, 2006 O’Neil Bell KO10 Jean Marc Mormeck – New York, New York
Apr. 2, 2005 Jean Marc Mormeck W12 Wayne Braithwaite – Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct. 11, 2002 Wayne Braithwaite TKO10 Vincenzo Cantatore – Lombardia, Italy
Feb. 21, 1998 Juan Carlos Gomez W12 Marcelo Fabian Dominguez – Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 25, 1995 Marcelo Fabian Dominguez TKO9 Akim Tafir – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
” ” 20, 1991 Anaclet Wamba TKO11 Massimiliano Duran – Palermo, Sicily
” “, 1990 Massimiliano Duran WDQ11 Carlos DeLeon – Capo d’Orlando, Sicily
May 17, 1989 Carlos DeLeon TKO9 Sammy Reeson – London, England
Apr. 9, 1988 Evander Holyfield TKO8 Carlos DeLeon – Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb. 24, 1982 Carlos DeLeon TKO8 Marvin Camel – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mar. 31, 1980 Marvin Camel W15 Mate Parlov – Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec. 8, 1979 Marvin Camel D15 Mate Parlov – Split, Croatia

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

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